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wont

noun uk   /wəʊnt/ us    /woʊnt/ formal
as is someone's wont in the way that someone usually does: She arrived an hour late, as is her wont.

wont

adjective uk   /wəʊnt/ us    /woʊnt/ formal
be wont to do sth to often do something: The previous city council was wont to overspend. They spent much of the time reminiscing about the war, as old soldiers are wont to do.
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